3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 5 minute walk to beautiful sandy beach
Hans and Wil de Hertog
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About Hans and Wil de Hertog
We discovered Casa Caravela in Salema 20 years ago and we still love it. Part of the year we live here and we have made it into our home away from home. We offer it for rent in the weeks we are not staying here. We hope you like and enjoy it as much as we do.
Hans and Wil de Hertog purchased this Villa in 1990
Why Hans and Wil de Hertog chose Salema
We fell in love with the villa, it's magnificent sea views and peaceful and authentic surroundings of Salema the moment we first visited the place!
What makes this Villa unique
The ocean view is magnificent and the surrounding mature gardens with palm trees completes the tropical feeling.
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Great property, well located with fabulous views. Good pool, good for familes
Good points - well laid out property, lovely clean pool and plenty of places to sit. Comfortable beds, good kitchen with lots of utensils and crockery etc, good barbeque area. Walk to village is fine, but challenging climb on way back - you need to be reasonably fit.
Areas for improvement - no welcome pack of any sort (milk, cheese, bread or anything), poorly cleaned with, for example lots of dust and old sweets etc under beds, whilst we only stayed a week no change of towels (as promised and written in the owners guest folder) mid week. Whilst satellite tv, no UK channels included and only one dvd.
This was our second year in Case Caravela. Well appointed villa, nice pool, fantastic view, short walk to village and beach. Great place to stay...
Fantastic stay in a truly beautiful villa. Beautifully maintained and so well equipped.
Excellent location. Could not ask for better
Thank you for your kind words Anthony. We are really happy to read that you liked the villa so much.
Awesome Mediterranean experience
This awesome villa offers the true Mediterranean experience: a huge terrace with a superb view on the large garden with palm trees, the glittering sea and a blue sky. The private swimming pool completes the picture. It is a 5-10 minute downhill walk to the beach and the village where you will find several restaurants, some of them outstanding. My personal favorite is the Boia Bar with great food and directly at the beach. There are two small supermarkets (and two large ones that take a 5 minute drive). The Salema village still offers an authentic feeling. Every morning fishermen with their small boats bring the catch of the day to the beach.
The spacious villa itself offers three bedrooms with enough cupboards for all of your clothes, two bathrooms and three toilets. Obviously, TV and wifi are available, but spending your time at the BBQ or around the pool might offer you that special feeling you do not have at home. The house is well maintained and there are weekly visits from the pool boy and the gardener. The owners live here part of the year. I know them well and I was allowed to stay in their villa for a week in June 2018, two weeks in October 2017 and a week in September 2016.
The location offers several benefits. Apart from its proximity to the beach, where you can rent sunbeds, parasols and watersports stuff, I like Lagos at a 25 minute drive. This is the most beautiful city of the Algarve. Next, there are three very nice golf courses within a 20 minute drive. The closest golf course Santo Antonio offers golf lessons for the whole family, tennis courts, and it accommodates a beauty center where you can get a massage as well. Last but not least, from Salema you can visit the gorgeous West coast within an half hour drive. There, you will find surfers paradise with fantastic views and massive waves.
If you are looking for a beautiful and relaxing Mediterranean experience, stop looking and enjoy your stay in this great place.
Brilliant peaceful beautiful location
The property is stunning the photos don't do it justice. The view from the balcony and lounge is like a sea view painting. I couldn't fault the place, there was nothing that it didn't have. The walk down the hill from the villa is fine, going back up tho pulled on your calves 😀 there are a handful of local restaurants with very good food. The two little bars were friendly and intimate. I don't want this place to change and don't want others to know about it so it stays peaceful, beautiful and chilled for our return.
This place works magic!
A superb location for a wonderful holiday to relax the mind and provide something for the all the family. Accommodation is exceptionally spacious and comfortable, the whole family can enjoy the facilities and have fun or find a quiet spot for relaxation. A very comfortable and well equipped home which is well maintained and clean. The views have got to be some of the best on the Algarve from many aspects of the villa. Salema has a glorious beach and fantastic local restaurants and is only a short walk away (be aware it is uphill on way home though!)
The three bedrooms all provide independent access to pool and views of the sea. Living accommodation is airy and light with a superb balcony on which to enjoy group eating. Outdoor furniture is plentiful and comfortable in all areas. The property feels like home from the minute you arrive, but is also a holiday property to dream of. Pool and gardens are carefully looked after and, like the property, extremely spacious with good access. Although a car is recommended to reach the area, it is not essential for a stay here and you may well not want to leave once you arrive. For people who do want further activity the roads are easy to drive and golf, surfing, shopping, restaurants, walking etc are all easy to access in this amazing part of the world.
Vila do Bispo’s beautifully Salema beach has been named the 15th best in the world by British newspaper The Guardian (16/02/2016). Famous for boasting a rare set of dinosaur footprints, Salema was the only Portuguese beach to make the top-50 list.
“In the far west of the Algarve, the fishing village of Salema has somehow escaped the large-scale development that blights much of Portugal’s southern coast,” the paper writes. “Fishermen tend their nets on the sandy Blue Flag-certified beach, and dinosaur footprints can be found preserved in the limestone rocks. The gentle waves are perfect for a spot of boogie boarding under the watchful eye of the lifeguards on duty in summer. There are sun loungers with umbrellas and cabanas for hire, toilets and showers, and a good choice of restaurants and cafés."